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Mud Pots, Lake Myvatn

(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
At Mud Pots, the strong smell of sulfur and the combination of bubbling mud and thermal pools will make you feel like you're on another planet. Hike up and down the hill from the right side, since the left side is extremely steep with loose gravel. Watch how the acid and microorganisms decompose surrounding rock into clay and mud. Several wooden platforms at the top of the hill offer views of the valley, lava fields, and highlands. Be careful, since the crust is very thin in places, and hot water is right below. On wet days, paths are muddy, so wear appropriate shoes. Using our online itinerary creator, Reykjahlid attractions like Mud Pots can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Other worldly with bubbling and steam as you walk through the snow. Not large like Yellowstone, but good 'pots' and colors.  more »
  • For children you can here the Volcanism is easily recognizable. The Earth's interior is perceptible and fresheners. It's great.
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  • It was raining, which made walking around very muddy which stuck to your boots, but was still a really good day and extremely interesting, although smelly. Well worth a visit.  more »